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HealthDay News - October 13, 2016

Health Tip: Managing Celiac Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Avoiding gluten is the most important factor in managing celiac disease, but more may be required.

Health Tip: Need Pain Relief?

(HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter pain relievers are an easy way to manage common aches and pains.

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wondering how to tell your kids a baby brother or sister is on the way and how they will react to the news?

1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hookah use has taken off among Americans in recent years, with almost one in five young adults using the water pipes, a new study says.

Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Countries around the world need to work harder to combat tuberculosis infections and deaths, a new World Health Organization report says.

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strenuous exercise during pregnancy doesn't appear to increase the risk of most pregnancy complications for mom or baby, a new report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.

Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have higher rates of substance use and mental illness than their straight counterparts, a U.S. government report shows.

Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first complete genetic "blueprint" -- genome -- of a sample of Zika virus derived from semen has been obtained by researchers.

'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Donald and Hillary duke it out on the campaign trail, Americans are feeling pummeled, too, a new poll finds.

More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More American women want to become mothers, and their dream family consists of two children, a new U.S. government report shows.

Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small device synced to a smartphone may help identify new cases of a potentially deadly, irregular heart rhythm, a preliminary study suggests.

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of dementia might be doubled for prostate cancer patients who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs, a new study suggests.

Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, which do you respond to first -- your ring tone or your toddler's crying?

Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Migrating birds can spread bird flu worldwide and monitoring migration routes could provide early warning of outbreaks, researchers say.

Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Picking up a delicate piece of cake is very different from picking up a sturdy box of cake mix. And that owes to your sense of touch -- you know from touching each that one is much more fragile than the other.

Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a way to suppress an HIV-like infection in monkeys, without the need for ongoing drug therapy.

Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The racial gap for breast cancer deaths is closing, particularly among younger women, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Special devices used during open heart surgery may have been contaminated with bacteria that puts patients at risk for life-threatening infections, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.